Archive for the ‘New Books’ Category
Laurie Halse Anderson, author of YA classic Speak and other hits like Wintergirls and Twisted has a new book coming out in January! Titled The Impossible Knife of Memory, the book is about a teen girl whose father has PTSD after fighting in Iraq. January is a long way away, but luckily Entertainment Weekly has provided us with a sneak preview of the novel! Click here to read it. I know I’ll be placing a hold for myself as soon as we order a copy!
New trend in publishing: turn popular books into graphic novels! Here are just a few that you can find at the library. As always, click the title to see if it’s in or to place a hold!
Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl
Maximum Ride by James Patterson
Artemis Fowl by Eoin Colfer
Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare
The Clique by Lisi Harrison
Avalon High by Meg Cabot
Twilight by Stephenie Meyer
House of Night by PC and Kristin Cast
A Wrinkle in Time by Madeline L’Engle
Cirque Du Freak by Darren Shan
And you can find the classics in graphic novel format too!
The Hound of the Baskervilles by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
Here are just a few of the newest books we’ve got at DPL, along with their blurbs (courtesy of the publishers). For even more new books, click on the Check It Out tab at the top of the page!
The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey: “Cassie Sullivan, the survivor of an alien invasion, must rescue her young brother from the enemy with help from a boy who may be one of them.”
Dark Triumph by Robin LaFevers: ”Sybella’s duty as Death’s assassin in 15th-century France forces her return home to the personal hell that she had finally escaped. Love and romance, history and magic, vengeance and salvation converge in this sequel to Grave Mercy.”
This is What Happy Looks Like by Jennifer E. Smith: ”Perfect strangers Graham Larkin and Ellie O’Neill meet online when Graham accidentally sends Ellie an e-mail about his pet pig, Wilbur. The two 17-year-olds strike up an e-mail relationship from opposite sides of the country and don’t even know each other’s first names. What’s more, Ellie doesn’t know Graham is a famous actor, and Graham doesn’t know about the big secret in Ellie’s family tree. When the relationship goes from online to in-person, they find out whether their relationship can be the real thing.”
1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die is a HUGE book that covers video games all the way from the 1970s to today, everything from Pong to the Uncharted series and so much more. It includes information about the game’s release date, available platforms, plot, some pictures, and reviews. If you’re tired of playing the same old games all the time and are looking to try something new, this book has plenty of options.
The Art of Video Games: From Pac-Man to Mass Effect similarly has info about games both old and new, but this one has big, beautiful pictures of all the games. It’s really interesting to see how Mario has progressed all the way from his appearances in old games up to Super Mario Galaxy 2!
And of course, no gamer’s book collection is complete without Codes & Cheats. We have the newest edition on shelf, which includes cheat codes for games like Batman: Arkham City, Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom, Kinect Star Wars, and much more.